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1985 Santa Cruz 70

Monterey, California


70' Santa Cruz 70 '85

This Santa Cruz 70, #3, (previously named CITIUS, OLE, and THIRSTY TIGER) had a great racing career. The current owners bought her in 2015 and modified her as a turnkey Subchapter T vessel ready for a charter business. She is only available because of a change in owners’ plans. The current COI is for 39 passengers and 3 crew in partially protected waters. The current navigational limits are Pt Sur to Bodega Bay and 20 miles offshore.       

This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain a swift sailing passengers-for-hire boat at a fraction of replacement cost.


Listed by Yachtfinders Windseakers

THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH YACHTFINDERS WINDSEAKERS 831-345-5542 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY W S YACHT BROKERS. W S Yacht Brokers is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: N/N
Make: Santa Cruz
Model: 70
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Bill Lee Yachts
Designer: Bill Lee
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: LET70003H484
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 70 ft / 21.34 m
Length Overall: 68 ft / 20.73 m
Waterline Length: 64 ft / 19.51 m
Beam: 15'1 ft / 4.60 m
Min Draft: 9.17 ft
Displacement: 33,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft / 1.93 m
Ballast: 13,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3-HTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 92hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Year: 2001


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Commercial Boats, Cruisers


Forward is a watertight bulkhead as required by Subchapter T. Next aft is storage, an equipment room, and the head. The main salon has a settee and table to starboard followed by a large galley aft by the main companionway. There is a nav station to port and a settee plus storage. There are eight pipe berths and the engine aft under the cockpit.    


Double sinks


Shore power cord


Electric windlass

Stack Pack sail cover

Anchor and steaming light

Running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

39” lifelines per USCG Subchapter T

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders



Last bottom paint – Jan 2022

Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang

Rod standing rigging

Keel-stepped Hall carbon mast (4-spreader)

Stack Pack on mainsail

Roller furling on headsail

Sails – new 2018



Engine and Mechanical

Engine fuel shut-off valve

Acoustic engine area insulation


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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